1953 Douglas 2019

Douglas Baird

June 19, 1953 — August 29, 2019

Douglas O. Baird, 66, of Gibson City passed away peacefully Thursday August 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by friends and family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Gibson City Bible Church with Pastor Paul Thomason officiating. Family will receive friends following the service.
Doug was born June 19, 1953 in Champaign, a son of James O. and Kathryn Colbert Baird. He was a farmer, most recently with the Reum Brothers of Gibson City. Over his lifetime, he worked cattle, hogs, chickens, corn, soybeans and hay in Illinois and South Carolina.
Doug attended the schools in St. Joseph, IL until moving south during his junior year. In high school, he was a member of the FFA and 4H for many years. He graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with an Associate degree in animal science. He was a very caring man who never met a stranger. He enjoyed visiting his many friends, neighbors and family and brought many goodies including home-grown vegetables, Christmas candy and pumpkins for Halloween. Doug was known for his Chex party mix and the "Salon Dad" at The Main Attraction. He was thoughtful and dedicated in everything he did and you knew he was a person you could always depend on.
Surviving Doug are his mother Kathryn Colbert Baird of Charleston, South Carolina. Two daughters- Amber Horne (Ben) of Hardeeville, South Carolina and Ashley Horne (Jarrod) of Brisbane, Australia. His siblings- Stan (Shana) Baird of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina; Chuck (Judith) Baird of Amelia, Virginia and Karen (Bobby) Carter of Charleston, South Carolina. Six nieces and nephews: Chassity, James, Jason, Lora, Brock and Kari and twelve great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, a sister, Norma Sue Baird, and sister-in-law, Polly H. Baird.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Future Farmers of America at the Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School.


Celebration of Life

SEP 22. 1:00 PM

Gibson City Bible Church
Gibson City, IL

Family Will Receive Friends

SEP 22. 2:00 PM

Gibson City Bible Church
Gibson City, IL

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Douglas O. Baird, please visit our floral store.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Douglas Baird, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Gibson City Bible Church

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Sunday, September 22, 2019

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Gibson City Bible Church

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers